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Shannon K. O’Neil

Vice President, Council on Foreign Relations

Shannon K. O’Neil is vice president, deputy director of studies, and senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. She is an expert on Latin America, U.S.-Mexico relations, global trade, corruption, democracy, and immigration and the author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead (Oxford University Press, 2013). O’Neil also serves as a member of the board of directors of Rassini Sab de CV and the Tinker Foundation. She has lived and worked in Mexico and Argentina, and travels extensively in Latin America. O’Neil was a Fulbright scholar, a justice, welfare, and economics fellow at Harvard University, and has taught Latin American politics at Columbia University. Before turning to policy, she worked in the private sector as an equity analyst at Indosuez Capital and Credit Lyonnais Securities. O’Neil holds a Ph.D in government from Harvard University, as well as a master’s in international relations and a bachelor’s, both from Yale University.